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PTAC President's Letter 2012

The start of school is exciting and full of possibilities- a clean slate. Now fresh supplies, clean classrooms, pristine display boards, and a new Superintendent await the students of Greenwich. Adults participate in this sense of renewal. The PTA greets the beginning year as an opportunity to accomplish our perennial goal: never-ending improvement of the educational system.

PTAs regenerate each fall through term-limited officers and annual memberships. But our assignment stays the same year after year. The mission we share with Connecticut and National PTA is to advocate for children’s welfare, assist and inform families, and facilitate community involvement in the public schools. The almost five thousand Greenwich PTA members belong also to those larger associations, making up ten percent of the state’s PTSA. I encourage you, whether parent, teacher, family, staff, friend, or neighbor, to join a local PTA and add your voice to ours so together we can secure the best education possible for our town’s future citizens.

The fifteen public schools’ PTAs jointly constitute the Greenwich PTA Council. We provide significant resources to the district, roughly one million dollars per year plus an enormous pool of labor. We train and organize volunteers, offer programming, and facilitate communication between school and home. We express the collective opinion of our communities to the administration and the Board of Education on a regular basis, as well as to other government entities as warranted.

The PTA welcomes everyone, their expertise, their time, and their views, from preschool parents new in town to lifelong residents whose youngest grandchildren have graduated. Please visit our website at www.greenwichschools.org, e-mail us at ptacgreenwich@gmail.com, attend one of our regular meetings, or get in touch with the PTA at the school of your choice. I wish all of you a wonderful back-to-school.

Lisa Beth Savitz
PTA Council President


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